ONE positive contribution each family can make is to go green and recycle more rubbish at home.
With recycling a hot topic, you could be left wondering whether your recycling effort really does make a difference.
The answer is YES. Household recycling is here to stay in the Redlands so it’s important to continue to recycle and recycle right.
That means putting all items which can be recycled into your yellow-lidded bin and keeping all contaminants such as clothing, food scraps, garden waste and plastic bags out.
Residents of the Redlands are doing a good job of recycling which shows in a low recycling contamination rate but there’s always room to improve.
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People can do this by making sure they only send clean recyclable products to the material recovery facility.
Recent audits show about 16 per cent of what goes into our general waste bins is recyclable. On top of that, almost a third of general waste bins contain green waste.
Imagine if we could divert all this to recycling and green waste bins? All that waste which is ending up as landfill would instead have another life as saleable and reusable products.
Why not upsize your recycle bin for a larger 340 litre recycle bin? And while you’re at it, order a green waste bin as well (green waste collection is limited to the mainland).
As an incentive, Redland City Council is waiving the bin establishment fee ($68.95 for each) if you order by Saturday, June 30.
Visit the website and fill in the online form at redland.qld.gov.au/waste.
IndigiScapes models sustainability
Celebrate World Environment Day at Indigi Day Out this Saturday.
Join the 2018 theme and movement of Beat Plastic Pollution if you can’t reuse it refuse it.
There’ll be live music, kids’ activities, native animal displays and more at Redland IndigiScapes Centre’s annual family fun day.
As council’s centre for environmental education and programs IndigiScapes promotes sustainable products, such as reusable bees wax wrap as a substitute for cling wrap, in it’s gift shop.
The onsite café is registered with the responsible cafés movement, opting not to use plastic bags and straws and offering a 50 cent discount to customers who bring their own reusable coffee cup.
Visit indigiscapes.com.au for further details.